Matereality was founded in 2002 to create a novel architecture for the storage and dissemination of any material property data on any material. This ambitious project arose from a long-felt frustration experienced by material scientists and engineers who found their work hampered by a lack of availability of all but the most simple material data in digital form. A consequence of this state was countless hours of lost time and effort, finding and archiving such information in highly unsuitable formats such as paper, in filing cabinets, and electronically as pdfs and Excel documents on individual computers.
Matereality was released in 2003 as a web-based product that provided a solution to all these problems plus the added advantage of allowing users to sequester their information in private while making it available to those authorized to use it.
The release of Matereality 2.0 in March 2004 brought a number of important new technological advances including the introduction of the CAE Modeler which uses data-mining wizards, and allows data export to third party applications such as ABAQUS and ANSYS. Matereality was also the first to start using MATML, the new XML data exchange standard for material properties.
In 2005, with the release of Matereality v. 2.1, two new product lines have been introduced to give companies the means to deploy the technology to maximum advantage: Material Data Server and Material Databases.
With Matereality’s Version 8, a complete suite of productivity software helped to strengthen and maintain the material core of a manufacturing enterprise. Specialized apps automated specific, materials-related tasks performed by different kinds of engineers within an enterprise. By operating from a unified library structure, all engineers interact with a common digital library, receiving information particular to their roles within the enterprise.